Image:1837 BostonJournal NaturalHistory v1 illus7.png|thumb|right|Plate from the Boston Journal of Natural History, 1837 shows the shell of ''Syrinx aruanus''. Drawn by Benjamin F. Nutting, printed by Pendleton's Lithography
The '''Boston Society of Natural History''' (1830-1948) in Boston
, was an organization dedicated to the study and promotion of natural history. It published a scholarly journal and established a museum. In its first few decades, the society occupied several successive locations in Boston's Financial District, Boston|Financial District
, including Pearl Street, Tremont Street
and Mason Street. In 1864 they moved into a newly constructed museum building in the Back Bay, Boston|Back Bay
, designed by architect William G. Preston|William Gibbons Preston
. In 1951 the society evolved into the Museum of Science (Boston)|Museum of Science
, and relocated to its current site on...